Adobe Creative Cloud

Northwestern University's agreement with Adobe offers the full Adobe Creative Cloud software suite for use by eligible faculty and staff. 

Adobe Creative Cloud is not an approved storage or sharing location for Northwestern data.



Please contact your local technical support with any questions regarding new software installation or updating your operating system. This software is intended for users who use it to perform their job. It can only be installed by someone with administrator access on the computer.

To select and download Adobe software, either choose an available title below or go to, select “Sign in with an Enterprise ID”, enter your email address, and then sign in with your NetID and password. From that page, you will be able to select the Adobe products you’d like to download and install.


Available Titles

Adobe is moving from a Volume License Model to a Named User Licensing (NUL). NUL packages for Acrobat and Creative Cloud are provided below. Both packages include the Creative Cloud desktop application, which allows you to select any one of the available Adobe Products to download and install.


Acrobat® DC

Acrobat® DC for Mac v19x (with Creative Cloud)

Acrobat® DC for Windows v19x 64 bit (with Creative Cloud)


Creative Cloud 2019 Suite

Creative Cloud 2019 Desktop App Launcher for Mac

Creative Cloud 2019 Desktop App Launcher for Windows 64 Bit


Under Northwestern’s agreement with Adobe, the University is limited to providing Adobe software to:

  • Full- and part-time Northwestern faculty and staff
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who hold paid instructor appointments or who hold paid TA or RA positions
  • Employees at Northwestern research cores or centers who qualify as benefits-eligible Northwestern faculty or staff
  • Temporary or contract employees may be eligible, depending on their work

If you fall into one of these categories and require access please contact your local IT staff or the IT Support Center.

All other graduate and undergraduate students or other non-eligible employees may purchase discounted software at the Adobe website.


Managed Installations

If you’re looking to install a subset of Adobe products for your end users or create a Shared Device Licensed package for classrooms and labs, please contact the Northwestern IT Endpoint Platforms staff at

Volume licensed packages that were serialized will have had their serial numbers permanently expired at the end of November, 2019. The volume license model is no longer available from Adobe. Please contact the Northwestern IT Endpoint Platforms team at with any questions.


Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff



Free for eligible faculty and staff


Adobe Creative Cloud for Students

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students




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